Skip to comments.tlanta police grapple with '03 murder of radio producer
Posted on 02/06/2008 11:11:57 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
Five years ago today, an Atlanta college student and radio producer was gunned down in her home. Those who loved her want to know why.
Atlanta police still haven't made any arrests in the Feb. 6, 2003 homicide of Quiana Knox, 24. The Los Angeles native was a visiting senior in mass communications at Clark Atlanta from Paine College in Augusta.
Anyone with information about the case can call Atlanta homicide investigators at 404-853-4235.
Knox answered a loud banging on her door at the Northside Plaza apartments on Markham Street and Northside Drive around 10 p.m. to a man asking for someone who wasn't at the apartment. Investigators believe Knox had merely cracked the door to peep out, but the killer forced his way inside.
Neighbors heard a man's voice, a gunshot and then someone hurrying from the victim's third-floor unit and down the stairs. No one immediately reported seeing the killer.
Rob Redding, a nationally syndicated talk show host who worked with Knox at WAOK-AM, made a plea today for clues to help solve the case. He lashed out at police, accusing them of putting fewer resources into Knox's case because she was black.
"It is time to solve Quiana's case and all the other cases where blacks have been repeatedly ignored," Redding wrote in a press release.
Atlanta police officers say the case remains under investigation but they have not yet commented on Redding's complaints.
Redding also spoke out a day after the slaying in 2003.
"I'm shocked that a tragedy like this could befall someone so caring and decent, " Redding said at the time. "She was a lot more than a producer; she was the engine that drove the show."
Nicknamed "Q" by co-workers on the talk show, Knox screened callers and booked guests, including U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige, former Gov. Roy Barnes and New York civil rights activist Al Sharpton. "There's absolutely no way I can replace Quiana not her spirit and her energy, and most of all the promise that she represented, " Redding said.
What a schmendrik! Atlanta is populated by blacks, politically run by blacks. The Police Department is majority black, the DA is black. You can make this argument in some places, but he last place it applies is Atlanta. Sure they're incompetent, but they are not discriminating against blacks. Oy!
She sure got more resources than my friend Michael Leroy, shot and burned in his car the night of the blizzard, March 13 1993.
Yeah, he’s white.